Singapore’s regulatory framework for TV white spaces leads the way

On Monday, Singapore’s Infocomm Development Authority announced a regulatory framework for unlicensed access to unused radio spectrum in the broadcast TV frequency bands known as TV white spaces, writes Jessica Tan, Microsoft Singapore managing director, on Microsoft on the Issues.

TV white spaces can be made available to be used for wireless broadband. With the huge growth in the use of smartphones and other wireless devices, there are increased demands on radio spectrum. Policymakers in many countries are “actively looking to both maximize spectrum resources and increase the efficiencies made in their use,” Tan writes.

Microsoft, as a founding member of the Singapore White Spaces Pilot Group and through its other TV white spaces pilot programs around the world, is excited to see the Singapore authority “at the forefront of this issue on the global stage.”

Read Tan’s entire post on Microsoft on the Issues.

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Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff